Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston Red Sox pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim was activated off the 15-day disabled list and tossed five shutout innings to help Boston beat Tampa Bay in the opener of a day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park on Thursday.
Kim (1-0), who was placed on the DL prior to the start of the season with inflammation in his right shoulder, allowed only two hits, struck out two and walked one in a 4-0 win.
Tim Wakefield, Mike Timlin and Alan Embree combined to work the final four innings to preserve the club's record-tying third straight shutout.
The 25-year-old Kim appeared in 49 games last season and was 8-5 with 16 saves in 19 chances and a 3.18 earned run average.
To make room for Kim on the roster, the Red Sox optioned pitcher Phil Seibel to Double-A Portland.